McLaren P1 crash in Dallas, Texas (Image via Wrecked Exotics)Enlarge Photo
Last Wednesday we brought you news about a serious crash involving a McLaren P1 on a stretch of road near Dallas, Texas. While the crash is still being investigated by local police, a few details surrounding the circumstances have emerged.
It turns out the P1’s owner, a 27-year-old male, had taken delivery of the car less than 24 hours before the crash. He picked it up from Dallas-based luxury car dealership Park Place Premier Collection, which confirmed to KHOU that the car was delivered to its owner on Tuesday.
By 7:41 a.m. the next day, first responders were being called to the scene of the crash. They said the driver appeared to have lost control of the car after hitting a wet patch while traveling on McKinnon Street. The car then slammed into a guardrail. Considering the high level of damage some speed must have been involved.
The driver and a 24-year-old passenger were taken to Parkland Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
For anyone about to take delivery of a high-performance car, may we suggest you follow in the footsteps of fellow P1 owner Michael Benham, who headed straight to the track after picking up his own car. A known and predictable environment such as a track is the ideal place to get accustomed to the performance of an exotic like the 903-horsepower, $1.15 million P1.